Image of Durrelle Scott and his graduate student taking water samples on the New River as part of his research that uses data to examine how climate change has impacted flooding in the U.S. Credit: Virginia Tech There’s a tendency in modern America to think of flooding as nothing but […]

Purdue researchers have figured out a way to calculate surface viscosity just by looking at a stretched droplet as it starts to break. Credit: Purdue University images/Brayden Wagoner and Osman Basaran Drones and other aircraft effectively spray pesticides over miles of crops, but the method also can pollute the environment […]

Animation When cells don’t divide into proper copies of themselves, living things fail to grow as they should. For the first time, scientists now understand how a protein called TANGLED1 can lead to accurate cell division in plants. Inside cells are structures called microtubules, which act like highways for moving […]

In first extensive study of commercial avocado oil quality and purity, UC Davis researchers find majority impure or stale. Food scientist says standards needed to protect consumers and industry. Consumer demand is rising for all things avocado, including oil made from the fruit. Avocado oil is a great source of […]

Lead author of the study Dr. Gurbir Singh collecting hairy vetch cover crop biomass samples before termination of cover crops. Credit: Gurpreet Kaur Incorporating cover crops with tillage reportedly results in increased cover crop decomposition rates and increased mineralization of nutrients from cover crop biomass. Multiple studies have reported mixed […]

Rhizobia (in blue) in the roots of a plant. The brown structures are plant proteins (colored electron microscope image). Credit: ETH Zurich / Anne-Greet Bittermann Plants need nitrogen in the form of ammonium if they are to grow. In the case of a great many cultivated plants, farmers are obliged […]

A microscopic view of spiny pollen from a native wild dandelion species in the southern Rocky Mountains. Credit: University of Missouri University of Missouri researchers discover wildflower’s spiny pollen adapts to help plants reproduce. Have pollen. Must travel. Over 80% of the world’s flowering plants must reproduce in order to […]

Research team from the University of Göttingen investigates the influence of storage on the flavor of ripe tomatoes. There is much debate about the correct storage of tomatoes. There are two main options available to consumers: storage in the refrigerator or at room temperature. A research team from the University […]

Antelope in South Africa. Pinnacle Point, a series of archaeological sites that overlook a now submerged section of South Africa’s coastline and one of the world’s most important localities for the study of modern human origins, was as much of an Eden for animals as it was for early humans. […]

The 75-station pattern is typical for summer and fall cruises by CalCOFI, which has collected data on marine life and ocean conditions off the California coast. The original 1950s sampling plan was similar but covered a larger area, from the northern tip of California to the southern tip of the […]